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Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
fcgfjpVEAR NO. 13 16 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jacksen Coon tie
TO LIVE Tmj
)amae To Fruit By
old Still Uncertain
Ld To Determine How
uch Damage Was uone
flown to 20 on
e n;tr. " " Tnesdav
t nt'i ihmiu i -
k uu v," :,7 Z a "k
,altur:.l experts si." " "
the damage uunc
.. ;,.r contacted seve-
irchara,!lt,n as weU as the
k. agent otnce' " f .
too early to mane pu-ui.".
. ..etiftn Milt Whftt.
LT0 wa? qui""""
L,., but tin- extent will not be
.n for perhaps some vcchd,
nSn'dv agents in Buncombe
v :hMr iruit crop nau
i i .l.il' I'l'lll I VV1U
. . n that locallv. ae-
lurai leaders pointed out that
ooilV season was ai ictmh. iu
, liit.-r :han Buncombe, which
','biir dilference in the dam-
ss U'Totl'-y twaru'ii, imicrni
ier observer, said the ther
... ... i.,t., viKtti-dav indicated a
er night last night than on
ring Past Week
humlr. il and twenty-five
i- i j : U
vtiTi- roc assineu uumhk
week by the Waynesville area
board. Nineteen were placed
L l-A as follows:
Jowdy Medford Messer, Stan-
Franklin, James Kobert
Fereuson Marshall Duckett,
leth Goodson, M. B. Reeves,
.1 D. Smith. Julius Jones,
p Messer, Sam Leatherwood,
am Htnshck Melton. Robert
L Davis, Riyee Lee Crawford,.
fiell Animons, Fred Lewis
,, Bruce Montgomery Ram
Wilburn Clyde Dills, and
re Jerome Bradley.
fcced in class 2-A were: Rufus
Gaddis, John Clyde Smith,
y Anion hwanger, Brown
fonaril, Everett Smith, Wil-
Benjamin Winchester, Robert
van Grant, Sam Brown, Ern-
Daniel Kstes. Ernest Brown
Elbert Allen Parton, and
i-d in da - l-A (II), Fred
Hannah and Rufus Henry
kced in class 3-D was Robert
Iced m dass l-C were: Rich-
'ai; I'lihran. Robert. Rnv Kel-
in-k I'mli-i wood, James Jack-
K.I! -.. .lanu-s Frank Fineer.
Vinson Grei'n. Grover Lee
i, Janu Elmer Greene. Clyde
link-y Reagan, Willis Frank
h Hay.len Caldwell, Clyde
Vyatt. Abe Hovtt Jordan.
Clifford Tarton, Howard Ed-
tienti v. Frank Yarboroueh. i
irt Jackson Whitner, Fred
tcher V. Klivkendnll Jr..
N'l'iiiian Penland. Vinson
klrow V. I.cathprwooH John
kd Ji.n-s. Robert. .Tnmoa Kuv-
lall, George Holdbe Sisk, Wal-
amptwii I'lntt Edff-r Wallace
Jhn Henry Ruff, William
arris. Henry Russell Gilli-
"iiiiam t.radv Honevcutt.
iam Venson Reerp.
hes We.Uy Gunter, Dennis
,L 1 aidwi-ll, James Samuel
I.PC1 ( Ooncr Pmnlr Carartn
p Raymond Blanton, Leonard
nun, Frnest. Kno-pno To.
Fe Jan,, ., )Ht Larry R0bin-
'i i! iut,,n Sparks, Homer
on Ii'ninL'. .Tasnn WnnJpniD
"" True Ii T.,: aj..
"n1 Van, John Henry Smiley
(Continued on page 4)
C. R. KCKHOFF recently bought
the Western Auto Associate Store
here and is now operating the
business. Mr. Eckhoff has had
many years' experience in the mer
chantile business. The firm was
formerly owned by J. C. Galusha.
Photo by Sherrill's Studio.
Pre-Easter Mvival which Is
?'JrtP'1 at the First Bap
' cor.t.nue through Easter
a'Sl the subiet of the er-
"-"j tomorrow the pas
to n ?rak on- "Christ-The
m Zn .ne-" An n Sun-
irit Ti , WU1 Pach on,
'he , r i Lord of Joy-"
.unday evening laster ser-
, "pti5m, turd's Sop-
fendl. vr i. D' tfie Coir and
i a .J r.orsll,P "'od will
I mc,uded in the service.
5 Parents Found
Guilty In School
Must Send Children To
School Or Pay Fine Of $25
Or 30 Days In Jail, Says
Six cases, each charged with
violation of Rtate school attendance
laws were tried before Magistrate
W. H. Noland during the week. It
was disclosed during tht trial that
one case of non attendance was
claimed to be due to length of dis
tance of home to school bus route
and the other five to parental in
difference. Parents of all six children wre
found guilty and charged with the
costs of the court and were order
ed to put their children back in
school or pay the penalty of $25 or
30 days in jail.
Unless parents comply with the
court ord;r another warrant will
be sworn out by the county wel
fare department whose duties in
clude that of truant officer for Hay
In discussing the case, M. H.
Bowles, county superintendent,
stated that the law required par
ents or guardians to keep children
in school and he cited the follow
ing state law:
"Parents or guardians required
to keep child in school; Exception
Every parent, guardian or oth- r
person in state having charge or
control of a child between the ages
of seven and fourteen years shall
cause such child to attend school
continuously for a period equal to
the time which the public school
in the district in which the child
resides in session. The principal,
or superintendent, who is in charge
of such school shall have the right
to excuse the child temporarily
from attendance on account of sick
ness or distance of residence from
the school or other unavoidable
cause which does not constitute
truancy as defined by the state
board of education. The term
"school" as used in this section is
defined to embrace all public
schools and such private schools as
have teachers or tutors and cur
ricula that are approved by the
county superintendent of public in
Mr. Bowles called attention to
another article regarding prosecu
tion of the cases in North Caro
lina, as follows: "The county sup
erintendent of public welfare or
school attendance officer or truant
officer provided for by law shall
inventigate and prosecute all vio
lators of the provisions of this
article. The reports of unlawful
absence required to be made by
teachers and principals of the chief
attendance officer, shall in his hands
in case of any prosecution consti
tute prima facie evidence of the
violation of this article and the
burden of proof shall be upon the
defendant to show the lawful at
tendance of the child or children
upon authorized school.
Mr. Bowles also pointed out that
the law was very rigid about chil
dren between the ages of seven and
fourteen being kept out of school
to work. Part of the law regarding
non-attendance at school for this
cause, according to Mr. Bowles,
(Continued oa page 4)
Allen To Head
War Bond Drive
Here In June
County-Wide War Finance
Committee Met Tuesday
Night At Hazelwood
C. N. Allen was named chairman
for the fifth war loan drive which
will start sometime in June, by
the county-wide war finance com
mittee which met Tuesday night
for a supper meeting at the Hazel
wood Presbyterian church. Norman
Freel, of Canton, was named vice
chairman for the campaign.
The minting Tuesday night cen
tered around plans for stepping up
activity in the sale of war bonds
in the county and laying ground
work for the Fifth War Loan Drive.
Charlie Ray, county chairman, pre
sided, and after a review of acti
vities of the January drive by Sam
Robinson, a general discussion was
made regarding regular monthly
Thus far, Haywood has met the
monthly quotas, Mr. Ray announc
ed, but sometimes by a close mar
gin of a few dollars.
Plans are being made for the
industrial committee, headed by
E. C. Wagenfeld, to meet this week
and complete plans for a campaign
to be carried into all plants on pay
roll deductions. Leo Weill, presi
dent of Wellco Shoe Corporation,
also spoke briefly on the plan.
Those attending the meeting in
cluded; Mr. Ray, E. J. Hyatt, J. E.
Massie, R. B. Davenport, W. Curtis
Russ, Howard Clapp, Miss Mary
Margaret Smith, Leo Weill, L. N.
Davis and Mrs. William Medford,
all of Waynesville; C- N. Allen, S.
R. Crockett, Rufus Gaddis, Frank
Compton and E. C. Wagenfeld, of
Hazdwood; W. P. Whitesides of
Bethel and the following from Can
ton; Sam Robinson, Norman Freel,
Harley Wright, A. B. Robinson,
Roy Patton and Wade Hill.
The report made at the meeting
showed that $105,843 in bonds had
been reported sold in March against
a quota of f 104,129.
Dates Are Set For
And Precinct Meets
At a recent monthly meeting of
the State Democratic 'Executive
Committee held in Raleigh, Thurs
day, May 4, was set as the date
of the bi-annual meeting of the
State D mocratic Committee meet
ing to be held in the city auditor
ium in Raleigh, at 12 o'clock noon,
according to an announcement by
Clifford Brown, chairman of the
Haywood County Democratic Exe
Mr. Brown stated that the com
mits e had also set Saturday, April
29, as the date for holding the
county executive meeting, and Sat
urday, April 22, for hblding pre
cinct meetings. The latter will be
held at 2 o'clock at the poling plac
es in the precinct.
At the precinct meetings, at
least five Democrats are to be elec
t( d who shall constitute the pre
cinct committee. From this com
mittee in the precinct, a precinct
chairman will be elected. The
chairman, according to Mr. Brown,
automatically becomes a member
of the county executive committee.
At the county convention the exe
cutive committie shall elect a
chairman, vice chairman and dele
gates to the state convention. Other
business that may come up at the
time of the me. ting will also be
transacted during the session, said
Become Of Draft
Age During March
Fourteen boys became eighteen
years of age in the Waynesville
area during the month of March
and are now subject to call under
the selective service system, it
was learned this week from the
local draft board.
In the group were the following;
Yuman Trantham, Clyde, R.F.D.
No. 1; Lemuel Hilliard Frazier, Jr.,
Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 1; Glenn
Haney, Clyde, R.F.D. No. 1. Wal
lace Hunyon Crawford, Clyde, R.
F.D. No. 1; Julius Jones, Waynes
ville, R.F.D. No, 1; Wilburn Clyde
Phillip Messer, Cove Creek;
George Jerome Bradley, Waynes
ville, R.F.D. No. 2; Sam Leather
wood; Charlie Edgar Massie, Clyde,
R.F.D. No. 1; William Arthur
Casey, Waynesville; Willie Wood
ard Conner, Waynesville, R.F.D.
No. 1; Brace Vaughn Curtis, Haz
elwood; William Yoder Conard,
NED J. TUCKER is head of
the personnel office of The Dayton
Rubber Manufacturing Company
here. Photo by Sherrill's Studio.
Ned J. Tucker
New personnel manager at the
tii 1 i r:. ..i ..- tu,.
I i i it . inn i-u i'ivimuii jiiuiii oi i iii.
Dayton Rubber Manufacturing
Company is Ned J. Tucker, a na
tive of this locality who can call
most people around here by their
Mr. Tucker grew up in Cullo
whee, graduating from the Cullo
whee high school in 1942 and the
Western Carolina Teachers Col
lege in 1936.
Before joining the Dayton Rub
ber organization, he was connected
with the Aluminum Company of
America at Alcoa, Tenn., in per
sonnel work and also in the U. S.
With such a thorough back
ground of personnel experience,
Mr. Tucker is qualified to handle
his duties of obtaining the men
and women to make the fighting
equipment the plant is producing.
Of them Mr. Tucker says, "We
are very fortunate to have a plant
of this type located here. It is a
wonderful opportunity for the peo
ple of this area to work in whole
some surroundings in essential war
production right here at home and
to be able to plan on job security
and future employment."
At Local High School
Much Interest In
The revival at the First Bap
tist church conducted by the pas
tor, Rev. H. G. Hammett, and Rev.
Miller Freeman, of Rutherfordton,
will continue through Sunday, ex
cept for Saturday when there will
be no service.
Great interest is being shown.
Choirs composed of adults,
young people and juniors have
been singing for the special services.
Mrs. Fannie W. Sell
Assumes Duties With
Mrs. Fannie Wright Sell, for
merly of this county, has assumed
her duties as a public health nurse
with the Haywood county health
Mrs. Sell is a graduate of the
Allentown Hospital and took post
graduate work in public health at
the University of North Carolina.
At the time she accepted the po
sition here she was employed by
the U. S. Public Health Service
at the Marine Hospital in Balti
more. Mrs. Sell is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. G. W. Sell, of Cove Creek
FRANK C. ROGERS is the new
factory manager of the Thorobred
Division of The Dayton Rubber
Manufacturing Company here.
Photo by Sherrill's Studio.
Frank C. Rogers
Of Dayton Rubber
Frank C. Rogers has recently
been appointed factory manager of
the Waynesville plant (Thorobred
Division) of The Dayton Rubber
Manufacturing Company. He takes
the place of O. C. Kelley, former
manager, who had to return to
Dayton, Ohio, to take up his ftirmer
Mr. Rogers, with a wide engi
neering and production record be
hind him, brings to his job a
thorough knowledge of crude and
synthetic rubber developments. He
has a long and successful execu
tive background in the manufac
ture of rubber products -notably
with the large rubber companies
in Akron, Ohio. Added to this is
considerable airplane production
experience in plants producing
fighter planes for the Marine Corps
and the British air 'vnr.
The plant Mr. Rvigcv- now man
ages is the first one of its kind
in the country specifically designed
to ma mi fact ure synthetic rubber
products. And of his new work
M r. Rogers says, "The pontons
life rafts and oxygen hose we an
making are now vital in the big
all-out offensive planned by the
Army and Navy for this year. Our
plant's facilities are doubly im
portant because of our country's
desperate need for synthetic rub
Mr. Rogers went, on to say, "I
wish to pay particular tribute to
the men and women working with
me. Their fine cooperation, their
willingness to wrestle with produc
tion problems and to stick with
their job and see it through is as
fine a spirit as I have seen Any
where and that goes for every
worker, every foreman, every su
pervisor. "I am happy to have this oppor
tunity here at our Waynesvilje
plant because it offers a splendid
opportunity to continue production
of vital fighting effuipment. Not
only that but its after-the-war op
portunities are unusually bright
since we will be producing the com
pany's already established line of
synthetic and natural rubber pro
ducts for the textile industry plus
many new developments for this
and other fields. Our plant is new.
modern and has more than doubled
in sie since it was first opened
two years ago. I feel it will take
its place as one of the leading
industries in the community. I'm
happy to be living here in Waynesville."
Mrs. H. E. West returned this
wrek from a visit to her husband,
Pfc. West, who is stationed at
Camp Ijeune, New River.
Board Of Directors
Named For C Of C.
R. E. Sentelle Is
R. F. Sentelle has announced
himself a candidate for the house
of representatives from Haywood
county on the Democratic ticket.
He is the second candidate to an
nounce for the coming primary.
Mr. Sentelle, native of Haywood
county, son of the late Rev. R. E
Sentille, has had wide experience
in the legislative affairs, having
served i a total of five sessions
:i regular and t2 special of the
North Carolina General Assembly.
Mr. Sentelle represented Bruns
wick county in the state legislature
in l;i:!5 and U):t7 and Wake county
in 1905. He has spent most of his
life in school work, in the eastern
part of this state, as school princi
pal, city and county superintend' tit .
Ilis total teaching experience cov
ers around thirty years.
Prior to coming back to Hay
wood county he practiced law in
Southport for five years. He re
signed from the post of county
school superintendent in Brunswick
to represent the county in the leg
islature. Mr. Sentelle came to Haywood
county in 1939 and opened a law
office here. Ill addition to his law
practice, he operates a large farm
in the Woodrow section of the
To Hold Easter
Service At Cross
The linnual Easter morning sun
rise "erviot held at tllu crogs IKjt
overlooks the Methodist Assembly
grounds at Lake Junaluska will be
held at 7:00 o'clock Easter morn
Ing. The program is conducted
each year by the Sub District
Methodist Youth Fellowship group.
The trumpet call to worship will
be sounded by a member of the
Canton band. Invocation will be
given by Rev. Culbreth, pastor of
tin Morning Star Methodist church
of Beav rilani township. Rev. W.
I.. Ilutcliins, superintendent of the
Waynesville Methodist District will
deliver the main talk and Rev. J.
(', Madison, pastor of the First
Methodist church of Waynesville,
will give a special prayer.
Miss Carolina Gates, of Canton,
will read the Scripture lesson, and
special music will be rendered by
the Girls Chorus of the Waynes
ville high school. The ben' diction
will be given hy Miss Louise Mar
tin, Waynesville, president of the
Makes Fine Record
In Stamps And Honds
The Central Elementary school
holds a high record for the sale
of war stamps and bonds for the
month of .March. The sales of
bonds through the school reached
$4,443.75 while they have to their
credit a sale of $2ill.35 in stamps.
The sales according to grades
were as follows: First grade, one
with $22.00 in stamps, another with
$11.80 in stamps and a $18.75 bond;
Second grade, $38.45 in stamps;
Third grade, $55.85 in stamps and
$000 in bonds; Fourth grade, $17.00
in stamps; Fifth grade and part
of fourth, $31.90 in stamps; Fifth
grade, $48.90 in stamps; Sixth
grade $.34.45 in stamps and $3
825 in bonds.
IJrick Building Houses Unit;
Slaughter House Built In
Connection With Cannery.
A community cannery has been
erected on the high school grounds,
and all equipment is on hand and
will be installed within 10 days,
according to J. C- Brown, who has
supervised the erecting of the 30
by 50 foot brick building to house
the modern cannery.
The cannery is built along the
same design as a large commercial
cannery, and will have a capacity
of 2,500 cans daily.
In addition to the cannery facili
ties, a slaughter house unit has
also been erected on the site. This
will enable patrons of this school
district to slaughter their cattle or
hogs there, where plenty of hot
water, dipping vats, and cutting
facilities are available. The meat
can be canned, or prepared for
curing, it was pointed out.
The community cannery has been
made possible by the cooperation
of federal, state, county and local
school authorities working togeth
er to provide means for canning
anything that the canning world
knows how to can.
The facilities are available to
any person in the Waynesville
school district to use. Each per
son will have to do their own can
ning, but under the supervision of
an expert who will nlways be on
hand to give minute instructions.
Meetings have been held in al
most every section of the town
ship, at which time the plans were
given, and the general planting
schedules suggested for gardens.
The purpose of the meetings
was to inform potential users of
the cannery, of the fundamentals,
and the necessity of planting smal
ler crops about the same time as
others in the neighborhood, in order
'Iiat better r - of all cannery
tquipm-)u could be had.
The only cost attached to the
use of the cannery, will be the ac
tual cost of tin cans used, it was
said. The services of an instruc
tor, and all the facilities of the
cannery will be born by the state
and federal government. The per
sonnel of the cannery cannot do
commercial canning. Thay can
only instruct, and supervise the
work of those who bring produce
to the cannery.
Standard size tin cans will be
used in the canning process, and
the latest and most modern meth
ods will be employed, it was point
Further meetings will be held in
any community, and the full pro
gram explained, where there is suf
fiei nt interest, it was said. Those
interested in getting the details
should contact J. C. Brown, R. T.
Messer or Mrs. Rufus Siler, and
arrangements will be made to hold
such a meeting.
The advisory committee is com
posed of Mr. Brown, Mr. Messer,
Mrs. Siler, M- H. Bowles, George
A. Brown, Glenn Boyd; Mrs. Henry
Francis, Miss Mary Margaret
Smith, Mrs. Homer West and Miss
President and Other Officers
Will Be Named From
Board By New Group.
More than twice the votes of
were cast over the week-end
for the 1944 board of 15 directors
for the Chamber of Commerce in
the annual election.
Four members were held over
from the 1943 board, included R.
B. Davenport, who served as pres
ident last year, Mrs. J. M. Long,
Charlie Ray and Howard Clapp.
Those elected to represent the
different groups in the voting on
Friday and Saturday were:
Agriculture C. N. Allen.
Auto Sales-Service M. D. Wat
kins and Hallett Ward.
Business and Professional Dr.
S. R. Roberson and Alvin T. Ward.
Hotels and Boarding Houses
Mrs. T. C. Norris.
Industry Frank C. Rogers, Leo
Weill and Ralph Prevost.
Merchants N. W. Garrett and
President Davenport said yester
day that he plans to call the new
board together soon and the an
nual election will be held, at which
time a president, vice president,
treasurer and secretary will be
named. Plans will also be made
for the annual banquet.
The quarterly communion service
ordinarily held the first Sunday in
each quarter of the church year,
will be held at the Presbyterian
church tonight at 8 o'clock. This
is in keeping with the special ser
vices being conducted during Holy
Week and Thursday night is the
appropriate night for such a ser
vice, inasmuch as the Lord's Sup
per was instituted on Thursday
night of the Week of Passion, it
was pointed out by the pastor, Rev.
M. R. Williamson.
As a special feature of the ser
vice tonight, recognition will be
given to all those men and women
of the church now in the service
of this country. Families who have
one or more members in the ser
vice are especially invited to attend
To Give Cantata
The choir of the F'irst Baptist
church, Mrs. L. E. Green, director,
composed of 20 voices, will give
the cantata, "The Resurrection"
Sunday night as a part of the
candlelight worship which will in
clude the Lord's Supper and Bap
tism. The cantata, a beautiful por
trayal of the events of the Resur
rection, was composed by Frederic
The texts are carefully selected
from the scriptures with music for
solo, quartet, chorus, organ and
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